Utopias converting into Dystopias Rules are going to exist no matter what world you live in, Dystopian worlds have their own laws which doesn't make them good but utopian worlds. A world without rules, a dystopian or utopian world? Does having rules make a society an equitable place to live? having order in your society only makes the place more organized In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand , the narrator named Equality 7-2521 describes the place where “they” live in a very strict place. The narrator as you may see doesn't have a proper name and only uses the pronouns, they , we, and them.
Government laws are necessary for our communities because if people do not agree with the government, it does not mean government decision are incorrect. In “Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau talks about government and points out the flaws in the government system. On the other hand, in “ The Grapes of Wrath,” Steinbeck talk on the birth of civilization from physical and governmental issues. Although, many cases Thoreau and Steinbeck perspectives on government contradicts with each other however they both share similar thoughts about self-government. In contrast, Thoreau begins his essay by criticizing the government system, and he believed that government is ineffective because of the stringent and barbarous laws.
The aforementioned quotes illustrate the extent of Winston’s desire for change and revolution, which can be inferred by the structure, language, and context present in the quotes. For example, the leading quote displays Winston’s desperation for change, as seen by the use of “hope” and the simple sentence structure of the statement. The use of “hope” shows that Winston’s desires hinge upon the proles, thereby illustrating the extent of his nonconformity; he is willing to place the burden of his own humanity upon the undereducated masses of society, because they are not restricted by the party’s orthodoxy, as opposed to viewing them as mindless cattle. Similarly, the simple sentence structure of the leading quote displays the certainty of
In the story Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut explores the idea of total equality. His use of irony which is present for the duration of the entire story reveals the concept that equality may not be as good as it seems. The unpredictable ending, surprising situations, and shocking character reactions all serve as illustrations to help convey Vonnegut’s theme. The society Vonnegut creates is ironic because it is based off the United States-- a place which values freedom-- but in the pursuit of equality, citizens lose their freedom to be themselves. Through the creation of the handicap system above average citizens are required to wear physical and mental handicaps in order to maintain a fair playing field for all.
However, we can see in the upper classes, some kind of model or a goal to reach. It is normal to aspire of a better life and to look like what is impossible to achieve or to denigrate what one really is. That is what George Orwell wants to say in his autobriography entitled The Road to Wigan Pier (Doc A2), “it is in fact very difficult to escape, culturally, from the class into which you have born.” We can then implement any strategy to avoid looking like ours. This is what George Orwell is trying to show us in these examples like the millionaire who wants to improve his speech but it doesn't change who he really is. Moreover,
The Elders attempt at making a defectless world through alikeness and uniformity made the community dystopian instead of utopian as it was intended to be. If the community in The Giver was truly utopian, it would allow people to be contradistinctive and have their own unique and individual traits and looks. The overall theme in the story is to celebrate the individuality that we have in today’s society. Individuality and diversity are indispensable to people because they are what conceive emotions and allow us to enjoy our exclusive abilities and talents. Imagery The City of Ember describes the future as a bleak, lackluster world of decay.
According to John Locke, an effective government must respect its people’s natural rights, which he argues is necessary because he believes that people have the ability to reason and are inherently good to govern themselves. Because the boys fail to implement this key governing component, they face the consequence of complete chaos and anarchy, which leads to multiple deaths. In John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, he mentions the idea that “Governments exist by the consent of the people in order to protect the rights of the people and promote the public good, governments that fail to do so can be resisted and replaced with new governments.” [Locke]. Since he says that “governments exist by the consent of the people”, he is saying that
Take for example the World State’s motto which can be found on the very first page of the text. “Community, Identity, Stability.” (Huxley, 1) This phrase is ironic because in order for there to be stability in a community such as Brave New World, there cannot be identity. From birth, this sense of identity is lost for all caste members expect for the Alphas and Betas, since Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons are all essentially cloned. In addition, everyone is dressed the same, which adds to a sense of community, which in turn creates a stable society, but by doing so, identity is
Yes, the American Dream was that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. However, going about it the under the wrong circumstances and reasons, the desire to live this dream is bound to destroy you in the long run. With the help of the art piece,” Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island” my understanding of the decline of the American Dream expanded. The reason being that they represent the aftermath of trying to live the American Dream life under the wrong circumstances and reasons. In a nutshell, the desire for something can cause people to be someone they’re not which doesn’t result in a positive outcome.
You may think that by “starting over” in a society is going to make it perfect. But in Fahrenheit 451, it proves that theory wrong and ends up to be a bigger problem than it was before. It teaches everybody a lesson of not trying to avoiding different opinions and sadness. Fahrenheit 451 is suppose to be a Utopian society by trying to eliminating all emotions and books until one person finally speaks up about their feelings on the laws. While their society looks vastly different on the surface from our society but once you look deeper into the story, the different societies have many similarities.